Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with the Creation.

THE ZAMBOANGA CRISIS: TOWARD A CHURCH-BASED CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

Introduction ​The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), led by Bishop Efraim Tendero, recently sent a letter to His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on August 31, 2013. As a national network of more than 30,000 churches and organizations, PCEC decided to address several issues of importance to the Philippine people. Its letter appealed …

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‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ IS A MAJOR PARTNER OF THE 2013 DAVAO TRADE EXPO

17-19 October 2013, Davao City. Coffee for Peace (CFP) took the lead as the major partner of the 2013 Davao Trade Expo (DaTE 2013) for the coffee industry. The theme of the 15th DaTE was Empowering the Farmer: Engage. Enable. Excite. It is the biggest agribusiness expo in Mindanao and is spearheaded by the Davao …

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45 CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN ZAMBOANGA FINISHED BASIC PAR TRAINING

07-13 October 2013. Pastors, theological educators, civil society leaders, and mission executives finished the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) training in Zamboanga City. They are part of the forty-five Christian leaders who requested PBCI PAR Seminar as part of their preparation and equipping for a united evangelical body who will seek to actively participate in the …

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THE 2013 ZAMBOANGA CRISIS: A CASE OF ‘SHOCK DOCTRINE’ APPLICATION?

The 2013 Zamboanga Crisis did not just happen. While the people were shocked by the seemingly uncontrolled war between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), we see some patterns at work that are similar to various disasters happening around the world. Those observable patterns can be referred to as manifestations of Shock …

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PATRONAGE POLITICS AND RADICAL SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: A PLEA TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS

The God of the Bible is the God of History. God is working in our history. God is doing a radical transformation in our land. The people are seeking God-centered, people-oriented, moral-ethical leadership towards the transformation of our land. That could be the Body of Christ—the community composed of people who have submitted their being …

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A CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE ABOLITION OF PDAF AND ALL FORMS OF PORK BARREL

PBCI Statement regarding the current pork barrel scandal The PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) laments the fact that our land and people are oppressed by systemic injustice and acts of corruption. As a mission agency of the Church of Jesus Christ who had been entrusted with a prophetic role against these social evils, we repent that …

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IS THE AQUINO GOVERNMENT RE-AMERICANIZING THE PHILIPPINES?

Notes and Reflections on the 2013 Framework Agreement on increased Rotational Presence between the PH Department of National Defense and the US Department of Defense. Last Wednesday, August 14, representatives of the Government of the Philippines and a delegation from the US Department of Defense started their talks about a greater American military presence in …

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PBCI JOINS CSO LEADERS IN A MEETING WITH MILF CHAIRMAN MURAD EBRAHIM

The leaders of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mindanao visited the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last 25 July 2013 in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. We were received by Chairman Murad Ebrahim Al Haj and some members of the MILF Central Committee. The CSO leaders opened the dialogue with a congratulatory message for the …

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PBCI LAUDS BOTH GPH AND MILF PEACE PANELS FOR NEW WEALTH SHARING DEAL

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) lauds the excellent work of both the Peace Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during their 38th round of Exploratory Talks last 08-13 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When they signed the Annex on Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing to …

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THE VISION OF PAR IS SPREADING AND GROWING A LIFE OF ITS OWN!

PAR is peace and reconciliation.  The vision of establishing at least one PAR community in each of the 80 provinces in the Philippines is spreading and being casted in accordance with the active prayers of staff, volunteers, and network of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI). Last 02 July 2013, June Rojo led her PBCI Bukidnon Team …

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THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO: WHY AND HOW WE GOT HERE

Our friends, critics, clients, and network are asking us why we, at PBCI, support the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). So, we requested Tala Bautista, our senior staff, to share her insights on how the Government of the Philippines (GPH) under President Noynoy Aquino’s administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) arrived at …

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PEACE AND RECONCILIATION BECOMES PRACTICAL FOR COFFEE FARMERS

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc., in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Kapwa Upliftment, intensify the advancement of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices among the people in Sitio Pluto, Barangay Balutakay, Municipality of Bansalan, in the Province of Davao del Sur. On 4-5 June 2013, farmers in this community felt the practicality of peace and reconciliation …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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